Documents and Settings

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Custer, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. Custer

    Custer Guest

    Why would there be multiple listings under Documents and Settings? Example:

    Administrator.XPMACHINE
    Administrator.XPMACHINE.000
    Administrator.XPMACHINE.001
    Administrator.XPMACHINE.002
    Administrator.XPMACHINE.003

    Same with LocalService.NT AUTHORITY and NetworkService.NT AUTHORITY
     
  2. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    If you re-install (using an unattended installation for e.g.) XP recreates the accounts. As these accounts already existed, it has added it's own extensions to the Administrator part to make them unique.
     
  3. Custer

    Custer Guest

    Can the extras be deleted leaving only the originals (the ones without the .000)?
     
  4. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    Yes, provided you didn't save or don't want to save any of those settings. Although, you will get error messages if the are still active (e.g your most recent install may keep the Administrator.XPMACHINE.003 and bin off all the rest.)